South African Council of Churches -SACC has called for a dialogue on foreign nationals which is expected to be next week, following the threats that were made by South Africans to expel foreigners.
The Managing Director of Migrants Association in Lesotho Mr. Lerato Nkhet’se said, the dialogue will open a platform to thoroughly discuss the matter and be resolved, and also to map a way forward in regards to putting an end to such thoughts.
Nkhetsé said they are looking forward to the dialogue and are hopeful that, all the burning issues will be ironed out. He said last week saw a few incidents of unrest but they were nothing to write home about. Expected countries at the dialogue include Lesotho, Zimbabwe, Eswatini, SA, Botswana as well as political parties.
SA Council of Churches’ Secretary-General Bishop Malusi Mpumlwana said, over and abovè the xenophobic threats, the dialogue should also consider the contribution of foreign nationals to the growth of South African economy, education, and other sectors.